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Submitted by todd on Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:07Tweet
Nationals Park wasted no time in hosting a lavish event right after it opened in 2008. The stadium, normally home to the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team, welcomed former Pope Benedict XVI for a well-publicized Papal Mass just two weeks later.
“It was an auspicious beginning and an extraordinary event to host when we were so new,” says Catherine Silver, vice president of ballpark enterprises and guest experiences who now estimates the ballpark hosts around 600 events per year. “We literally had 40,000 people take communion at the concession stands, which was pretty amazing.” Read the rest of the article here.